The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy (2nd Edition) by Junjiro Takakusu

By Junjiro Takakusu

Promotional info/Publisher's precis - "By the 11th century a.d. Hinayana flourished in Ceylon, Burma, Siam and Cambodia; Mystic Buddhism built in Tibet; Mahayana grew in China. In Japan the entire of Buddhism turned the dwelling and lively religion of the mass of the folks. the current examine pertains to eastern Buddhism, as in Japan on my own the complete of Buddhism has been preserved. the writer offers Buddhist Philosophy in an ideological series, however it isn't the series within the improvement of rules; it is vitally the systematization of different colleges of concept for the aim of more uncomplicated process. Divided into fifteen chapters, the e-book offers with various faculties of Buddhist Philosophy. the writer has grouped those colleges below heads: (1) the universities of unfavourable Rationalism, i.e. the faith of Dialectic research, and (2) the colleges of Introspective Intuitionism, i.e. the faith of Meditative adventure. the writer treats those faculties in such a lot medical and difficult way."

Show description

Read or Download The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy (2nd Edition) PDF

Similar buddhism books

Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika

Tsong khapa (14th-15th centuries) is arguably crucial and influential thinker in Tibetan background. His Ocean of Reasoning is the main broad and maybe the inner most extant remark on N=ag=arjuna's M=ulamadhyamakak=arik=a (Fundamental knowledge of the center Way), and it may be argued that it really is very unlikely to debate N=ag=arjuna's paintings in an educated method with out consulting it.

Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)

By way of developing a discussion during which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity converse to the theories of contemporary philosophy and technological know-how, B. Alan Wallace finds the theoretical similarities underlying those disparate disciplines and their unified method of making experience of the target international.

Siddhartha

This variation has a brand new creation via PAULO COELHO.

Siddhartha is likely to be crucial and compelling ethical allegory our bothered century has produced. Integrating jap and Western religious traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this unusually basic story, written with a deep and relocating empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of thousands seeing that its unique ebook in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the tale of a tender Brahmin's look for final fact after assembly with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a lifetime of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a stunning courtesan, and of wealth and reputation, to the painful struggles along with his son and the last word knowledge of renunciation.

Extra resources for The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy (2nd Edition)

Example text

3) Identity is assumed because the whole entity is entirely one, as water and wave, the whole of water being manifested as wave. These three aspects or connotations of identity may be summarized as : (1) Identity in form as two different elements combining to form unity. (2) Identity in substance although there may be opposing angles. (3) Identity in form and substance as water and wave (phenomenology). Reciprocal identification by mutual self-negation, when realized, has a great practical value in smoothing out con­ flicting opinions or in creating sympathy among opposing parties.

Such is the Chain of Causation by Action-influence. Who or what is responsible for the progression of the Chain of Causation by Action-influence ? To explain this question clearly we pass on to a discussion of Causation by the Ideationstore. , those by the body, those by speech and those by volition. When one makes up one’s mind to do something, one is responsible for it and is liable to retribution, because volition is a mind-action even if it is not expressed in speech or manifested in physical action.

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY 35 tion, but it is still necessary! to consider the mutual relationship of the becomings of all things, and thus we pass on to the idea of universal causation. The universe (all things) is the dynamic manifestation or expression of the static principle. All things are mutually dependent, mutually permeating without giving any hindrance to one another. , Dharma-dhatu means ‘the elements of the principle’ and has the two aspects of (1) the state of Thusness or noumenon and (2) the world of phenomenal manifestation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.65 of 5 – based on 24 votes